2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L from North America


Wish I had done more research before I bought the X-type


There were annoying little 'quality' issues.

For example, I had to replace the headlight washer cover three times in two years.

The molding under the driver's door came loose, and the Jaguar dealer said it would be $240 to repair. The local body shop did the job for $27. I lost trust in the dealer after that.

Several months ago, the 'Gear Box Fault' light came on. I called my local, reputable mechanic, and he refused to work on this problem. I did extensive research on the web and saw various solutions proposed, from $60 to $6000, and many instances of multiple transmission failure. I held on to the car for three months until the problem cropped up very frequently.

Fearing the worst (low trade in) I took the car to my local Saturn dealer - two months before the Roger Penske/GM deal broke down - and traded it in on a used Saturn Aura (2008 North American Car of the Year). I absolutely love the Aura, and the familiar (if somewhat stodgy) GM feel of the car. It's certainly not a Jag, but that's a GOOD thing. I would never buy another Jaguar.

General Comments:

The Jaguar 2002 X-type was a beautiful car.

The poor quality of the car killed my trust in it as a reliable vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2009

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 from North America


Pretty, expensive, prestigious TRASH!


1. Transmission replaced at 66,000 miles, no warning, no slippage. Transmission seized in reverse and would not respond. There is a Technical Service Bulletin on this, but they wouldn't acknowledge it at all.

2. Headlamp washer cover flew off on the highway... LOL.

3. Rim quality sucks. Doesn't cope well with east coast weather.

General Comments:

Inside is cheap, minus the leather seats, everything else is garbage.

The navigation screen distorts if the volume is up past mid-way.

The front defrost vents will bend and separate from the dash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th October, 2009

2002 Jaguar X-Type AWD 3.0 from North America


Do not buy a used Jaguar -- you are asking for problems


Severe coolant leak at 63,000 miles.

Several 02 sensors failed at 70,000 miles.

Bad map sensor circuit, contaminated sensor tip at 71,000 miles.

Misfire on all cylinders, replaced spark plugs and cleaned fuel injectors at 76,000 miles.

Two fuel injectors went bad, exhaust manifold needs to be replaced at 79,000 miles.

Head gasket blown at 80,600 miles.

General Comments:

The Jaguar X-Type is overrated and will disappoint you with its high maintenance costs and poor service record.

Jaguar does not back up their cars. They offered me a 20 percent discount to repair the blown head gasket -- a $3,000 repair and the car only has 81K miles on it.

Stick with BMW or Porshe. The Germans know how to build cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th April, 2009

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 from North America


Never will I buy another Jaguar


Had an electrical problem with the computer. The car goes into "fail safe" and won't go over 2700 rpm.

Transfer case was worked on previously, and the job was poor. There were bolts left out, and the transfer case came loose and damaged the transmission, transfer case and clutch.

General Comments:

When it was running, I enjoyed the quickness and handling.

It was a little cramped on longer rides, and not at all reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st March, 2009

2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L V6 from North America


Too many repairs at a high price within low mileage range!!!


All new brakes and rotors at 35,000 miles.

Moon roof stopped working at 50,000.

Replacement of battery 3 times within 2 years 2006-2008.

Windshield wiper fluid nozzle left side never worked and still does not.

All new brakes and new rotors at 60,589 miles.

Anti-freeze leak.

ABS system warning at 60,589 miles.

Worst of all, my TRANSMISSION just went out at 60,589 miles!!

Console ashtray door won't close!

I have always owned Toyota's, Acura's, Mazda's and never, ever had any problems except oil changes, new tires or new brakes.

I love this car, but in this economy who can afford a new TRANSMISSION at $7,100???

Jaguar 2002 X-Type's need to be recalled for TRANSMISSION failures...

How can we get this approved so we can all get a refund for this disaster!!! An unhappy customer!!!

General Comments:

Car drives smooth and fast when all units are working, but it seems like it is always something wrong???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2009